Clarifying our Positions
"Kucinich Demands Stations Cease Airing Dean Ad,
Cites False Statements About Opponents"
"One hundred thirty thousand troops in Iraq, no end in sight and a price tag that goes up daily, and the best my opponents can do is ask questions today that they should have asked before they supported the war," Dean says in the ad.
Kucinich said the ad is false, saying he never supported the war.
"I was the leader in the House opposition to the war effort," Kucinich said. "This ad does damage to me." Watch the video at this link.
"I believe you should say what you stand for. Don't misrepresent other fellow Democrats," Kucinich said.
I will not stand by while a fellow Democrat distorts my record and his own. A political campaign should be about clarifying our positions, not distorting them. When Gov. Dean denied his own position on the retirement age for Social Security during the AFL-CIO debate, he apparently thought no one would notice. Now he is trying to oppose the Occupation of Iraq in television ads but support it in debates and in conversations with newspaper editors. Does he imagine that no one will notice these contradictions?
posted by Cyndy